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English definition of “terminology”


noun [C or U]     /ˌtɜː.mɪˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /ˌtɝː.mɪˈnɑː.lə-/
special words or expressions used in relation to a particular subject or activity: scientific terminology → Compare jargonTerminology and vocabulary terminological     /-nəˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-nəˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/ adjective Terminology and vocabulary terminologically     /-nəˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-nəˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Terminology and vocabulary
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